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Frankie Sanders born; lowest-scoring opponent game

Center Marty Conlon born; Frankie Sanders signed

Frankie J. Sanders, left, of the Boston Celtics, indicates the way the play is going as Bernard King of the New Jersey Nets juggles and intercepts a pass during the second quarter Nof BA action in Boston, April 8, 1979. (AP Photo)

The Celtics picked him up, and he finished the season with Boston, playing 24 games and averaging 5.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game — not enough to warrant keeping him on in their eyes.

They did manage to parlay his contract into a second-round pick via the Indiana Pacers, who signed him but ultimately cut him before the regular season.

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